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5 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss



Saudi Arabia is reaching a new level in festivity, and it is definitely a good one!

Here are some of the ongoing festivals that you might want to check before they end, and others to look forward to.

1. X JED Festival. 

The X Jeddah event is one of the hugest ongoing events in Jeddah at the moment, it started in the 20th of December and is lasting till the 4th of May.

The event is a family oriented waterfront festival, it features live performances, entertainment shows, restaurants corners, kids area and a shopping mall. The idea is a nice, innovative one, that appeals to all age segments and the ticket price is very reasonable of only 35 SAR.

2. Jeddah Global Village. 

Combining culture with tourism, entertainment with commercial promotion, all in one festival and that is to reflect the cultural heritage in quite the family atmosphere.

Date: Thu, 28 February – Fri, 29 March

3. The Adventure International Festival. 

Introducing The Crystal Adventure Game, a new concept of festivals, where each zone has different games that participants must play in order to win the Crystal. Categories are classified in ways that develop both the physical and mental skill of the participants. Moreover, the festival includes the biggest Saudi Monopoly game ever! Plus a restaurant area for the family, and musical concerts as well.

Available till the 8th of March.

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4. The Secret Garden.

Food is winter’s best companion, and The Secret Garden brings you international cuisines for the foodahloics. The event is suitable for friends and families, who want to get together in the cold winter nights of Riyadh.

Available till the 28th of February.

Free entry.

5. Wild West. 

The event is taking the entertainment world of the Kingdom to a whole new level of fun, discovery and thrill. Aimed to attract the outside civilizations, and prevailing the history of the Wild West to the lovers of travel. The festival will help educate foreigners about the heritage of Jeddah, the beauty of horses and much more.

The festival will kick off on the 27th of February, and will last till the 2nd of March.



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Line-up For Dakar Rally Closing Party Revealed and it’s Epic




The renowned Dakar Rally is currently underway and it’s bringing the world’s top professional racers to the desert of Saudi Arabia, not only that but the line-up for the Dakar Rally Final Party concert has also been revealed and it is epic!

Happening on January 17th, the closing party will take place in Qiddiya where the winners from each category of the Rally will be crowned on the final podium of the event.

The event is bringing to the stage the international stars DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa and Young Thug.

General admission tickets for the closing concert start from SAR150 ($40) while VIP packages are available for SAR1,250.

The Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia kicked off on the 5th and will last till January 17th, featuring more than 500 pilots from 62 countries who started their 7,800 kilometer journey in Jeddah and will finish in the new city of Qiddiya.

Hurry up and click on this link to purchase your tickets!

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RSIFF Giving 5 Female Directors Their Breakthrough in the Industry




Organizers of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) are giving the chance to five Saudi female directors to work on a unique new movie project entitled ‘Untitled Omnibus Feature.’

The movie which is produced and funded by the RSIFF is expected to be the breakthrough for the aspiring directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer, and Fatima Al-Banawi, proving once again that the film festival is working as a platform to support young Saudi filmmakers.

The project is a huge platform for Saudi women in the movie industry and will debut at the inaugural festival in March 2020. To make things even more interesting, award-winning Palestinian filmmaker Suha Arraf is screenwriting supervisor on the portmanteau film.

The five uprising directors Hind Alfahhad, Jowaher Alamri, Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer and Fatima Al-Banawi will work individually on creating short films which will then be combined into an omnibus documentary feature.

“This project provides powerful first-person accounts of contemporary life in Saudi, from Saudi women, at a time of fascinating change,” festival director Mahmoud Sabbagh said.

“We believe in film’s capacity to advance diversity and integration. Supporting innovative new works is central to this mission. There is no better way to work toward this than by creating opportunities for Saudi filmmakers to tell their own stories.” He added.


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‘Leila, the Land of Imagination’ Riyadh Season’s Grand Finale




Riyadh Season is wrapping up its outstanding calendar and is coming to an end soon but leaving us with one grand finale to mark a truly epic season that met everyone’s expectations and catered to each segment.

The strategic partner Balich Worldwide Shows has announced the show  “Leila, the Land of Imagination” in cooperation with the General Entertainment Authority, the show which will be held on the 16th of January, is expected to be the most memorable show of the entire festival!

The show will take place at King Fahd Stadium, it aims at celebrating the vibrant future of the Saudi society with its strong roots and magnificent lives. This essence of Saudi Arabia will be showcased through the eyes of an adventurous and dreamy 10-year old girl who was selected to lead the show, the young girl is named Leila which means ‘Daughter of the night.’

“The team, led by Creative Director Anghela Alò, has conceived a young and pure lead character named Leila: the symbol of Saudi Arabia today, but also of a new generation embarking on a constant changing journey towards Vision 2030. Leila will dream, imagine her future and face her fears looking at the world without any prejudice.” Balich Worldwide Shows announced on their official Instagram page.

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Leila simply symbolize the new evolved and empowered generation of Saudi Arabia, who are changing day by day and soon will reach the vision of 2030. Leila is a girl who even though is ambitious, still looks at the world with pure innocence and respect to the norms and values of her culture.

In order to amplify the message of the show, the creators used an innovative communication project raised together with the storytelling to communicate directly with the target using social media platforms and for the first time ever, in a larger scale live show!

Follow the show on Instagram and book your tickets now through this link.



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